Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Breast Reconstruction Surgery

During breast reconstruction surgery, a breast plastic surgeon rebuilds a woman's breast with the use of existing skin or a prosthetic substance to form a life-like breast.

The process of breast reconstructive surgery often entails the reconstruction of the areola and nipple and may involve breast implants. Women who are undergoing breast reconstruction surgery as a result of a cancer-related mastectomy must be checked to ensure the disease has been completely eliminated before proceeding.

Breast reconstruction is carried out by a plastic surgeon through skin expansion in which a small balloon is inserted beneath the skin, periodically filled with saline and thus made to stretch the skin, readying the area for a breast implant.

The second most common breast reconstruction procedure, flap reconstruction utilizes bodily tissue from the patient's own back, buttocks, thigh or abdomen to reform the breast.

Surgery Costs

Breast Surgery Costs

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in 2003 the average cost of breast reduction surgery was $5351, the average breast augmentation cost was $3360...

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